NEWS: What Singapore and Hong Kong’s success in protecting health care workers teaches us about controlling the pandemic. My piece in
“We can learn from the experiences of our colleagues across the planet,” writes, of Singapore’s and Hong Kong’s success in containing the spread of the coronavirus. “The pandemic is global; its lessons are, too.”
During the initial coronavirus outbreak, Wuhan began to run out of doctors and nurses as the disease spread. 42,000 more health-care workers were brought in—none of whom contracted the virus.
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"What’s equally interesting is what they don’t do. The use of N95 masks, face-protectors, goggles, and gowns are reserved.. Their quarantine policies are more nuanced..they don’t shut the place down or put everyone under home quarantine" --
That ⁦⁩ has written about Covid at all makes this article self-recommending. But there’s another reason to read it: It’s one of the more optimistic articles out there.
"Transmission seems to occur primarily through sustained exposure in the absence of basic protection or through the lack of hand hygiene after contact with secretions."
🚨”All health-care workers are expected to wear regular surgical masks for all patient interactions, to use gloves and proper hand hygiene, and to disinfect all surfaces in between patient consults.” —⁦⁩ #medtwitter #WeGotThis
Glimmer of hope perhaps for our current efforts for protecting our workforce. What Asia’s experience teaches us: #COVID19 #PPEshortage #StayAtHome
Very important. High rate of infection among poorly protected doctors and nurses early on in Wuhan necessitated bringing in 1000s replacements who all used full protective equipment. None of these became infected.
"Stop the virus infecting our healthcare workers!" ~ Photo #COVID19
“We can learn from the experiences of our colleagues across the planet,” writes, of Singapore’s and Hong Kong’s success in containing the spread of the coronavirus. “The pandemic is global; its lessons are, too.”
"Singapore so far appears not to have had a single recorded health-care-related transmission of the coronavirus, despite the hundreds of cases that its medical system has had to deal with."
“Singapore so far appears not to have had single recorded health-care-related transmission of #coronavirus, despite hundreds of cases its medical system has had to deal with” Keeping #covid_19 from Infecting Health-Care Workers ⁦⁩ #auspol
In Wuhan, clinicians were infected at 3 TIMES the rate of the general population. How can we keep healthcare workers seeing patients— instead of becoming patients? 1. PPE 2. Separate #COVID19 patients & care teams 3. Social distance—even in hospitals
#SARS2019p Healthcare Nice article on protecting HCWs in SING & KOR without going full Wuhan. Let me extend. Assess evidence-base to risk stratify exposure & use designated patient streams. Using surgical mask for usual patients solves the N95 shortage.
Keeping the Coronavirus from Infecting Health-Care Workers via a great article by
Measured perspective on PPE for healthcare workers. Worth keeping in mind that the US is ahead of Australia in the epidemic - where we can still distinguish cases based on risk factors (travel, contact), they can't.
Great piece from - Learning from Hong Kong and Singapore about how to reduce transmission of #COVID19 to clinicians
Keeping the Coronavirus from Infecting Health-Care Workers What Singapore’s and Hong Kong’s success is teaching us about the pandemic #COVID19
Good suggestions here: Keeping the Coronavirus from Infecting Health-Care Workers | The New Yorker
Keeping the Coronavirus from Infecting Health-Care Workers | The New Yorker
Great piece by Dr. . In Wuhan, healthcare workers were infected w/ #SARSCoV2 at 3X the rate of the pop & were a major source of further transmission. Here’s how we can stop it. #1: Test! Read on. 👇#COVID19 #StayHome #WashYourHands
Very promising and informative, by ⁦
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Lessons for the front line from elsewhere: Atul Gawande
Thoughtful article on precautions for #HCW & #FlattenTheCurve, as practiced in Singapore & Hong Kong by . Worth a careful read. #PPE
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Interesting & timely analysis ... as strives to keep the dedicated frontline nurses, midwives & doctors we partner with safe & healthy, including in #humanitarian situations
Lessons learned form the Wuhan experience. Forty-two thousand more had to be brought in from elsewhere to treat the sick. Luckily, methods were found that protected all the new health-care workers: none—zero—were infected. via
Keeping the Coronavirus from Infecting Health-Care Workers | The New Yorker
#COVID19 can be managed by standard #PublicHealth playbook: social distancing, hand hygiene, targeted isolation and quarantine, coordinated public communications. "The pandemic is global; its lessons are, too." #GlobalHealth
How do we keep health care workers seeing patients rather than *becoming* patients? on lessons learned from Hong Kong and Singapore, which have both had success in controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus. via
Did you see this? "Singapore so far appears not to have had a single recorded health-care-related transmission of the coronavirus, despite the hundreds of cases that its medical system has had to deal with. ... (1 of 2)
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Found out my best friend's wife (a nurse) has to re-use her N95 mask for days. We can make bombs that come up from submarines, look to the stars, and find their way to a location anywhere in the world. We can't make enough masks.
Super informative and somewhat reassuring. Keeping the Coronavirus from Infecting Health-Care Workers via
From Keeping the Coronavirus from Infecting Health-Care Workers lessons from Hong Kong and Singapore via
Terrific pragmatic read by ⁦⁩. “The pandemic is global; its lessons are, too.” Keeping the Coronavirus from Infecting Health-Care Workers | The New Yorker #COVIDー19
I like this very practical article by discussing the lessons learned from China and other early afflicted Asian countries on how to prevent #COVIDー19 spread to #HealthWorkers
Some good news, I guess? Apparently, health care workers in Singapore and Hong Kong by and large did not become infected with #Coronavid19 with some basic measures.
have you read 's latest piece in the New Yorker? He states that asymptomatic cases are less common than we thought. 1% in Wuhan, 18% aboard the Diamond Princess. Thoughts?
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Great article by Atul Gawande "Transmission seems to occur primarily through sustained exposure in the absence of basic protection or through the lack of hand hygiene after contact with secretions...."
Doctors/Health leaders: must read on how Singapore and Hong Kong successfully protected health care workers from #covid19 without heavy duty PPE
“The #pandemic is global; its lessons are, too” - Keeping the #Coronavirus from Infecting Health-Care Workers Is Essential, by via #COVID19
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Some vital messages from Dr Atul Gawande () on the importance of protecting health-workers and learning from those that are doing it the best: via
Keeping health care workers safe in #Singapore: Strict hygiene, consistent triage, and in-office social distancing (and not over-using PPE) #flattenthecurve #covid19 by
This is an excellent, balanced article about how 2 keep #Coronavirus from infecting #HealthCareWorkers AND how some nations brought things under control. Test, trace, isolate in a more nuanced and targeted way. Hygiene, discipline & targeted PPE 👍
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Masks, any mask, keep you from touching your face. That's a big part of how it helps HCWs.
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“The use of N95 masks, face-protectors, goggles, and gowns are reserved for procedures where respiratory secretions can be aerosolized (intubating a patient) and for known or suspected cases of covid-19.” Seems like we are wasting a lot of #N95 masks here
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Keeping the Coronavirus from infecting healthcare workers. reinforces the point that health care workers are the line between utter chaos and social sanity. Worth reading
Atul Gawande's perspective on how contagious this is or is not: Keeping the Coronavirus from Infecting Health-Care Workers via
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Speaking of , nice to see get back on the writing saddle. (The med student writing group calls themselves “The Gawanabees.”) Atul describes how Hong Kong & Singapore flattened their curves The piece is hopeful/reassuring (2/6)
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In Hong Kong and Singapore, they...trace every contact and .. quarantine only those who had close contact with the infected person. In Hong Kong, “close contact” means fifteen minutes [and < 6 ft]... in Singapore, thirty minutes
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Some practical tips n tricks for clinic. Thx for passing along!
Thanks ⁦⁩ for great article & tactics learned from exemplars. We all in to protect #healthcareworker from #coronavirus & use these #learnings! ⁦⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦